Monthly Archives: August 2013

DOL Clarifies Scope of Same-Sex Spouse FMLA Rights

August 14th, 2013

Provided  by Larry Grudzien The Department of Labor (DOL) recently revised guidance on its website to confirm that same-sex spouses may be eligible for FMLA leave to care for a seriously ill spouse or for activities related to a spouse’s military deployment. The guidance does not modify the rule set out in current FMLA regulations...

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New COBRA Qualifying Event Notice

August 13th, 2013

In order to meet the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) new COBRA Qualifying Event Notice, BASIC will be updating our COBRA system in September 2013. The new notice has an additional paragraph to inform qualified beneficiaries of the health insurance marketplace. The state-based health insurance marketplaces (or “Exchanges”) under the ACA will begin open enrollment in...

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